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economy
American English: /əˈkɑnəmi/
British English: /ɪˈkɒnəmi/

Translation of economy in Spanish:

noun plural economies

  • 1 countable 1.1 (economic state of country) the economy is picking up
    la economía se está recuperando
    the state of the economy
    la situación económica
    Example sentences
    • The slowing global economy has weakened demand for Japan's high-technology exports, causing manufacturers to cut production and workers.
    • The global capitalist economy remains the most important transnational force in the world today.
    • Economically, coffee production came to dominate as Colombian insertion into the world market economy depended on this export commodity.
    1.2 (economic system) a mixed/market economy
    una economía mixta/de mercado
    Example sentences
    • As always, it's a much neater and efficient system than a centralized economy.
    • Overnight, it could become the delivery system of the digital economy.
    • It was an arrangement that covered most people, but with Deng Xiaoping's move to a market economy, the system was doomed.
  • 2 2.1 countable (saving) to make economies
    ahorrar
    hacer economía(s)
    economies of scale
    2.2 uncountable (thrift) a model noted for its fuel economy
    un modelo que (se) destaca por su bajo consumo de gasolina
    economy of language/effort
    economía de lenguaje/esfuerzo
    (before noun) (size)
    familiar
    to fly economy class
    volar en clase turista
    we're on an economy drive or [colloquial] kick
    estamos tratando de ahorrar
    economy pack
    envase (masculine) económico or familiar
    Example sentences
    • As well as excellent fuel economy it also allows the company driver to avoid the three per cent benefit in kind diesel surcharge.
    • In the auto-shift mode the system chooses the most logical gear for engine speed and fuel economy at any time.
    • GM estimates that direct injection can improve gas engine fuel economy by 10 percent.
    Example sentences
    • Skill, in any sport, is the ability of the player to execute a technique with economy of effort.
    • Despite his miss, Sheringham was still one of the better players in claret and blue, achieved, as always, with great economy of effort.
    • What marks out Benaud's commentary is not just his absolute economy of words, but his unerring eye for a story.
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